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View Poll Results: Which font?
Muscle 1 23 41.82%
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GT 5 9.09%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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I need opinions!

OK, I know the old saying here, "It's your car, do what YOU like!" Problem is, I can't make my mind up!
I'm about to place the order for my Speedhut gauges with my artwork, and I cannot decide on a number font. I've narrowed it down to 4 types.
BTW, going with a 140 speedo, not the 160 shown. It's a custom setup on the Speedhut series of gauges.

UPDATE: Just ordered Muscle 1. Went with a chrome center button on the pointer too.

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Due to the cost, this is a one time shot for me. In addition, I'm having the early Cobra logo added to the face of just the speedometer and tach too.

I'm going to try and set up a poll for this post if I can. But in your honest opinion, which font would look more period correct, even though I'm going with a white face gauge?

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Oh, and the car they are going in.

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I vote Muscle 2
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Honestly I cant tell much difference, I think you are overthinking this?

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Muscle 1 by a million miles. I always thought keeping the text parallel to the ground on a round display just looked wonky.

I've heard very good things about speedhut. I'm still nursing along my factory gauges but they are on my short list for a replacement some day.
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The Muscle 1 is period-correct, matching the style of the original speedo and Rally-Pac.


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I would vote Muscle 1B. Black face, white numbers...so no vote.
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I like two. It always bugged me to see the numbers at the top end of the speedometer almost upside down. That said, the rest of the gauges would need to oriented similarly or it wouldn't work.
One is pretty traditional and standard, choosing them sure wouldn't be wrong. The LCD and white face gives them a modern touch.
Three seems a little too vintage.
Likewise four a touch too modern.
Though I find white faces very readable, I just don't like them and prefer black. Among other things they tend to really glare out of an all black interior. But if you want people to have their eye drawn to the gauges when looking at your car then there you go. White or black is purely personal taste.
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Muscle 1 by a million miles. I always thought keeping the text parallel to the ground on a round display just looked wonky.
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I like Muscle 1, but I also agree that black guages would look better then the white face.

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I really like the GT.

That's obviously not the popular opinion....
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Thanks everyone. I'll keep watching this and will probably order tomorrow.
I installed white face in my '95 and fell in love with looking at a white gauge. I also wanted something to "pop" in my soon to be all black interior with wood grain.
I keep asking myself if the white face will just become a trend, but seeing how they came out in the '90's and are still around today I don't think I have to worry about that "avocado fridge" syndrome.

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I voted for Muscle 2- but I have a (related) question as well...

I just installed a set of Autometer gauges, which- like these- pivot from the bottom. Now that I've lived with them for a few months, I'm becoming more and more annoyed with how hard it is to read the top of the gauges (where the information is).

The way the GT bezel sits results in the top of the gauges being obscured by the circular moldings. My question then is- "Are there any aftermarket gauges that pivot from the top- like the original gauges?"

Looking forward to seeing pics of your finished install!


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